This picture made me think of eating disorders. It feels like a girl standing in front of a mirror only to examine the shape of her body. Her head doesn't matter. It is washed out and deemed inconsequential in comparison to the comparison of her body to the bodies of every photoshopped photo of females being thrown at her. Eating disorders are slowly but surely sucking the life from many females and males on this campus. It breaks my heart to hear “I've already eaten my calories for the day…” or “Ugh look at my ugly legs. I'm working out for 4 hours today instead of 3…” Our society's craving for bony thin women, specifically, is fueled daily by everything we see and hear. Our peers talk about hatred of all things fat, the media rails on stars who “pack on the pounds” (when they just look healthy), weightloss pills are advertised on every channel, and parents push for perfection. Girls are reduced to a soul-less body that needs improvement. Once the idea is implanted in their heads during puberty, it never leaves. Try going a day without mentioning in a negative way weight, your body, or eating. For females it is nearly impossible. “Man, I ate too much… I need to go to the gym…” To me this body looks hungry. Hungry for more purpose in life than calorie consumption.
by Cole February. 18, 2009 2260 views